Just bought a 2005 Burgman 400 in blue from Mt. Baker Motorsports in Bellingham, Wa. So far so good! I had a 1988 Suzuki Katana 600 when I was a teenager. I thought I might miss the rush of being one with the bike, but I've got to admit I much prefer the riding posture of the Burgman, and the fact that I don't get cramps from bringing my knees to my ears. I have only ridden it about 20 miles, but I am happy with it so far. I am hoping to use it for commuting to work and quick jaunts to the store. It is easy to manuver and park. I am not sure I like the fact that the engine cuts off when the kickstand is lowered, but it will save me from any embarassing moments in the future. I haven't tried the center stand yet, but I understand it can be a bit tricky. Lots of space to store goodies under the seat, and I like the ignition lock cover gadget. I expect to get some razzing at work for riding a scooter, I guess I will cry all the way to the bank after I fill it up. Thanks for the great site and all the advise.